The latest vintage Jollylook pinhole camera is the Instant Print Pinhole Camera, made from recyclable wood materials.
The DIY kit allows users to build their own pinhole camera using vintage bellows style and create instant prints. It has a mechanical shutter lever to open and close the pinhole aperture.
The Jollylook Pinhole Camera laser cuts from recycled laminated wood fiber boards. It will be available in both stained and natural wood styles, making it ideal for DIY decorating. It comes with easy-to-build instructions and the team says users can build the camera in one and a half to three hours.
The design has a Fresnel viewfinder, and a 0. 38mm pinhole and a focal length of between 50mm and 110mm. The focal length can be “zoomed” by sliding the bellows forward and backward to adjust for size.
Being purely mechanical in design, the camera has no need for batteries or a power supply and the company says that no glue is required in the assembly process.
The team says it is easy to use, and setup is as simple as unfolding the bellows. To capture a photo, it can either be placed on on a flat surface or attached to a standard tripod with the built-in 1/4-20 inch tripod thread. The bellows folds the Pinhole Camera down into an iPhone-sized box.
The camera takes Fujifilm Instax mini instant print film and will be able to capture both color and monochrome analog photographs that are 62mm by 46mm in size. To take a picture, users adjust the settings for auto exposure with the exposure calculator on the back, then press the shutter release lever to open the pinhole. The photo can then be extracted with a turn of the camera’s development crank.
Though the team putting together this vintage design are from Ukraine, they have relocated to Zvolen, Slovakia due to the Russian invasion of their country. According to the company, it is now ready for large-scale production.
The crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter, which has surpassed its initial goal of $20,000, has thirty days to go, and the camera is expected to ship to backers in November of 2022. The Jollylook Pinhole Instant Camera can be backed for as low as $69 through the company’s Kickstarter page.
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